Welcome to GoForIt Martial Arts, NY’s top rated Karate Academy. We appreciate the opportunity to help you and your family achieve your goals.
GoForIt Martial Arts offers, pre-school Karate classes (ages 3-4), Kinder Karate (ages 5-6) Junior Karate programs (ages 6-12) Karate and Self Defense Classes (teen- adult), and family martial arts classes.
GoForIt Martial Arts specializes in teaching students important life skills such as; unshakable confidence, self-esteem, iron discipline, laser focus and leadership skills that will last a lifetime.
GoForIt Martial Arts Founder, Grandmaster Gustavo Larrea, 8 Dan Black Belt with over 50 years of martial arts experience has Black Belts in Shotokai, Tae Kwon Do, JKA Shotokan, Yamani Ryu Weapons, Hap Ki Do (Korean Jiu Jitsu) and his teachers reads like the Who’s Who of the Martial Arts…Grandmaster PK Kim, Toyotaro Miyazaki, PKA World Kickboxing Champion Paul Vizzio, Dr. Alex Sternberg, Kiyoshi Shiina (Judo) and John Mullin.
Hanshi Larrea is an Inductee of the Philadelphia Historic Martial Arts Society and sat on the Board of Advisors for Educational Funding Co and our academy has been rated as high as #3 in the US by the North American Black Belt School Association.
He has won many national and international awards and is now passing these skills down to his students and their families. When asked about his career over the past 5 decades, he has this to say…
“When I started out in my first school back in 1985, I was focused on training athletes and peace officers’ self-defense. Today we elevate student success through the adventure of Karate! I have taught the meanest and sweetest, the toughest and kindest and the one lesson ALL my students learn is how NOT to quit! I am BLESSED!
Suffice it to say, that Grandmaster and his team of Martial Arts Professionals Lead-by-Example with the Energy-for-Excellence. Their dedication to student success is unsurpassed.